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July 25, 2007

Geek Out

Today's posts, I should note, are all being typed on my gleaming new MacBook, purchased with both financial and informational support from you folks. So thanks! This, incidentally, is what I look like typing on it, if I were drawn in colored pencil:

Photo 3

Photobooth is totally the Simpletext "voice" function for a new generation.

July 25, 2007 | Permalink


I'm something of a conservative — personally, by temperment, although not politically; I'd use the word "Luddite" if I didn't spend so much time on World of Warcraft — so I have to point out that that looks exactly like the results of some image-editing software that came standard with Microsoft Office. I remember playing around with it in the high school computer labs.

Posted by: Cyrus | Jul 25, 2007 10:23:03 AM

May I be the first to offer congratulations on what is from all appearances your very successful induction into The Mole People.

Posted by: charles pierce | Jul 25, 2007 10:30:48 AM

Cool,but what's with the plague of locusts? (And how do you get anything done w/o Vox commands and speech to text? I've been using it for so long my arms are devolving away as I become more dolphin-shaped.)

Posted by: Ellie | Jul 25, 2007 10:46:54 AM

Ezra, are you going all early-90's Grunge Rock on us or is the beard thing a computer-generated effect?

Posted by: litbrit | Jul 25, 2007 11:01:42 AM

I was in CA for a week and forgot a razor -- I just need a shave.

Posted by: Ezra | Jul 25, 2007 11:04:04 AM

I like the Light Tunnel effect myself, it gives me that god-like aura I believe I've earned.

I believe you need an Apple Script to do this, but was at a party once where the guy had Photobooth set to take a photo every minute then posted it online for all to see, it was quite entertaining (for those that attended of course).

Posted by: Tom | Jul 25, 2007 11:09:13 AM

Ezra is becoming a one-man NPR affiliate.

"This post made possible by the support of readers like you."

How long until he gives out tote bags?

Posted by: Trevor | Jul 25, 2007 12:59:19 PM

Welcome to the Mac side of life! :)

Posted by: fiat lux | Jul 25, 2007 1:41:55 PM

Pssh. I've never owned a PC. The closest I came was a Powermac clone.

Posted by: Ezra | Jul 25, 2007 1:51:45 PM

The best thing to come from that whole debate. Would it be too rude to ask what percentage of the purchase came from online donations? Probably. But I'm curious, nonetheless.

Posted by: sangfroid826 | Jul 25, 2007 5:40:24 PM

So when is Ezra going to appear in an A-Ha video?

Posted by: Dilan Esper | Jul 25, 2007 8:21:17 PM

I can't believe how little that looks like a drawing!

Posted by: screebo | Jul 25, 2007 11:17:27 PM

Next up: the mosaic tiles rendition of naked Ezra.

Posted by: frank | Jul 26, 2007 7:38:24 AM

welcome to the macbook world.

resist the urge to post any photobooth manipulated photos on facebook or myspace...

everyone without a macbook will scoff and make fun of how pretentious and face artsy you are. everyone with a macbook with laugh at how you're obviously one of those over-enthusiastic newcomers

and of course, yourself in a month or so, will look back and say "what was I thinking with that profile photo?"

by then several of your friends will have a macbook... it's a vicious cycle.

Posted by: NebraskaJohn | Jul 27, 2007 7:06:02 AM

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